HomeHealth ServicesSpecialty CarePathology

Health Services

Pathology

The Department of Pathology is the heart of the medical investigation team here at Womack Army Medical Center. Together, a team of dedicated health care professionals offer high quality care. Womack Army Medical Center Pathology Department is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and AABB.

Services Provided

The Department of Pathology is divided into two major branches, anatomic and clinical. These branches facilitate the best medical laboratory testing methods available today with highly trained professional technicians, who pride themselves in providing the maximum level of healthcare diagnostics possible in contemporary medicine. The following offers a very brief description of the primary functions of each section:

Anatomic Pathology (AP)

Transcription

Transcribes diagnoses, administers medical records, sends out slides, etc.

Cytology

Pap smears, fine needle aspirates, bronchial washings, etc.

Histology

Diagnosing surgical specimens.

Autopsy

Service is administered by histology section.

Clinical Pathology (CP)

Chemistry and Immunology

Performs analysis of body fluids to detect the presence of proteins, enzymes, inorganic compounds, as well as the level of drugs.

Hematology/Coagulation/Urinalysis

Performs tests on blood, blood forming tissue and fluids for the purpose of diagnosing and treating diseases. As a discipline of clinical pathology, the technologist is required to possess expertise in a variety of areas, including instrumentation, clinical laboratory analysis as well as traditional microscopic skills.

Microbiology

Provides consultation with other healthcare professionals to deliver accurate infectious disease diagnosis and devise laboratory testing to assist in optimum management of such diseases within the community.

STAT Laboratory

Processes all emergency lab work in "off hours," including weekends and holidays.

Path Support/Specimen Collections

Urine & blood collection and processing for laboratory testing.

Shipping & Receiving

Pack, ship & store specimens being diagnosed at outside facilities as well as data entry of results.

Transfusion Service 

Blood Donor Center

Highly technical, well qualified staff who secure and manage the blood supply.

Transfusion Section (Blood Bank)

Directed by a highly technical professional medical doctor/pathologist.

A designated civilian supervisor who is responsible for the operation is assigned to each section and serves as the primary point of contact for questions, problems or concerns regarding that section.

Contact Us

Hours

Mon - Fri:
6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone

Main

1-910-907-7401, option 3

Fax 
1-910-907-7573

Location

The Department of Pathology is located on the Ground floor.
2817 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28376

Mailing Address
Department of the Army
Womack Army Medical Center
MCXC-PA
2817 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28310-730
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.